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Carnatic Harmony 2019


We are very happy to announce that Carnatic Harmony is scheduled to be performed on the Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019 at 8 am in the Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana

Venue: Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University

The Cleveland Thyagaraja Festival is the largest Indian classical music festival outside of India. The year 2019 is the festival's 41st year. Cleveland festival has been a gateway for carnatic music. Over several years, what started in a humble way with a small group celebrating the Thyagaraja Aradhana, has now become one of the biggest musical event in carnatic music. The festival shall serve as an ideal treat for carnatic buffs, music students and connoisseurs of music. Today it has also been an inspiration for several other festivals in USA and around the world designated to Thyagaraja or otherwise.

The event will be part of Carnatica USA ' s initiative to support talents from North America.

This will be yet another opportunity for young children of North America to be part of this.

This year, Carnatic Harmony will be conducted by Violinist V V S Murari and Chitravina P Ganesh

Prof Leo Coach and Genevieve Gilbert will anchor the orchestra team.

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Eligibility Criteria:

We are very pleased to bring this initiative to you and hope to provide a grand platform for the performance and recognition of your students. We look forward to your involvement and support.

  • No Age limit. All are welcome to participate.
  • We are looking for participants who can hold pitch correctly and sing in rhythm. All are welcome to participate.
  • Students may register for either vocal or instrumental category.
  • We welcome mridangam , keyboard , violin ,  veena  and flute and others instruments to participate.  In the western orchestra team there can be flute , saxophone , piano , western violin.
  • If a music school is registering, it is up to the local gurus to judge and choose students.
  • Participating students will be awarded a medal and a certificate.


Initially the students will be provided an online access to the songs, to be performed for the Harmony and get trained through their local Gurus. There will be local rehearsals done by our core team of Gurus in cities where there are more than 10 students enrolled.

Registration for Carnatic Harmony 2019: Click here to Register

Dress Code:

Participants are required to be in traditional Indian attire.

Girls: Skirt (Pavadai) and blouse, half sarees or sarees. Colors are individual's / school's choice.

Boys: Kurta (Preferably white or half white) and Pyjama, dhoti.

Rehearsals :

To be updated